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DWI in Texas: Frequently Asked Questions

Answers from Austin DWI Attorneys with 30 Years’ Experience

You don’t want your DWI case to be handled by an inexperienced attorney. Knowledge and experience with DWI cases is of utmost importance for your defense and can make the difference between being acquitted or convicted. Our Austin DWI attorneys have the experience you need to aggressively fight for your case. Attorneys Meredith “Shelly” Troberman and Blair Carroll have ample experience with Texas DWI cases and outstanding professional relationships with Travis County Court judges, prosecutors and staff workers.

If your questions are not listed below, or if you would like to learn more, call Carroll Troberman, PLLC at (512) 772-2442 to schedule a consultation.

Do I Have to Take a Blood or Breath Test?

Texas has an implied consent law. This law means that if you are arrested for a DWI, then you consent to taking either a blood or chemical test to determine the level of alcohol content that’s in your blood. If you do refuse the test, then your refusal can be held against you in court and your license will be suspended for 180 days.

How Soon after My Charges Should I Hire a Defense Attorney?

Ideally, the sooner the better, if you want to keep your license, you’ll need to put in a request for a hearing within 15 days of your DWI arrest. So, if you want to attempt to keep your license, you’ll want a DWI lawyer on your case as soon as possible. If you don’t file a hearing, then you lose your chance to fight for the ability to keep your license.

Will My License Be Suspended Automatically?

Your license suspension will depend upon the actions you take immediately following your arrest. If you do not file a hearing within 15 days of your arrest or if your blood alcohol percentage was above 0.08 percent, then your license will be suspended.

If My License Was Suspended, Can I Still Get a Temporary License for Work?

Once again, this depends on your previous criminal record and driving record, but in most cases, yes you will usually be able to get an Occupational Driver’s License which will enable you to drive to and from work.

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